Barbed Wire Fence

Barbed wire fence

An inexpensive, but very worthy option for an aggressive barrier is a barbed wire fence. The deterrent potential of such a fence is higher than that of an ordinary mesh fence. This is facilitated by both the sharp spikes and the thickness of the wire itself. The level of deterrent potential can be adjusted by adding or removing strands of barbed wire.

Speaking about wire fences, we involuntarily come to the peak of their evolutionary development - barbed wire fences. A barbed wire fence is a fairly effective barrier that prevents uninvited guests from entering the property. Of course, a barbed wire fence and its effectiveness directly depend on the installation method, the quality of the wire, the frequency of layers, the height of the fences and other nuances. If the approach to the installation of a barbed wire fence itself can be classified as a subjective factor, then the design features of the wire should be considered separately, as the basis that fundamentally affects not only the protective properties, but also the duration of operation.

So, according to their design, barbed wire is divided into single-core and double-core. The difference between the number of layers provides thicker, double-core barbed wire with an advantage in strength, durability, and better fixation of spikes. The thickness of the single-core wire is 1.6-1.8 mm, while the double-core counterpart has a thickness of 2.8 mm.

Barbed wire fences have a long service life, as modern manufacturers protect the wire from corrosion by applying a galvanized layer to the surface of the product, which provides the fence with many years of service.

Installation of barbed wire begins with the selection of supports and the format of the fence itself. The most popular are straight or L-shaped supports made from round, square or angular profiles. The supports are driven into the ground at a distance of approximately 1-1.2 meters from each other, with the two outer supports being filled with concrete. The barbed wire is stretched parallel to the ground in tiers separated from each other by intervals of 10-20 cm, depending on the level of protection required. After this, the tiers are secured to each other by threading two layers of wire diagonally in the shape of the letter “X”. Quite often, barbed wire is used with a wire fence (chain-link mesh), where the mesh forms the base, and the barbed wire crowns the structure, eliminating the possibility of overcoming the fence from above.